As part of the Carers Hub we have a Young Adult Carers service (YAC) which is specifically aimed at carers aged between 16 to 25 years. We recognise that many adult carer’s services are geared towards the elderly and therefore wanted to provide a service more suitable for the needs of young adults.
What issues do Young Adult Carers face?
Limited opportunities to socialise and visit friends
Problems meeting educational demands at school, college and university
Difficulties accessing work opportunities
Feelings of guilt, anxiety, stress and worry
Concerns about moving to a new home and leaving their family and the person who needs support.
What can the Young Adult Carers Service do for you?
Aims to support young carers in the transition from childhood to adulthood
Can provide support for social, emotional and educational needs
Relieve stress and isolation
Enable Young Adult Carers to meet other carers
Give Young Adult Carers a voice
The service offers:
One-to-one and group support
Advice and information
Respite and activity breaks
Signpost to relevant services
If you think you think you may be a Young Adult Carer, or know someone who is, you can access a referral form here or alternatively contact the Young Adult Carers Worker at email@example.com or Tel: 01738 567076
Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP PKAVS is a registered Scottish Charity (SC 005561) and a company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in Scotland (86065)